Monday, April 18, 2011

Struesel Coffee Cake

This one came from the recipe book Eleanor gave me for Christmas, All About Breakfast and Brunch. She was hoping that I would be willing to make sticky buns...but I got up on a recent Sunday morning and realized I just couldn't make that 4-12 hour rise time happen in time for breakfast. We'll have to have that another day...but this was a good choice for a weekend morning.

I think she was pleased with the result. I did cut down on the sugar and butter amounts, but it still is high sugar and high fat. She enjoyed though...and since she is so active it probably was just what her body could use.

This is how I made it:
Spray a 10 inch springform pan with Pam and coat with breadcrumbs. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl mix together:
2 c flour
1 c sugar
Cut in 8 T butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Remove 1 c of the crumbs and place in a separate bowl and set aside.

To the remaining mixture add:
1 t bkg powder
1/2 t bkg soda
Add 3/4 milk mixed with 1 generous teaspoon lemon juice and allowed to sit a few minutes to thicken the milk
1 large egg
1 t vanilla

Whisk that into the dry mixture and pour into the prepared pan.

To the 1 c reserved mixture add:
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t grd cinnamon

Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the batter and bake 50-65 minutes until fork inserted in the center comes out clean.

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